About Opobo/nkoro Local Government Area (L.G.A)

Opobo Nkoro local government area is domiciled in Rivers state, South-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Opobo and the LGA is made up of several towns and villages such as Epelema, Nkoro, Opum, Kalasunju, Iloma, Minima, Kalabiama, and Ikwata. The estimated population of Opobo Nkoro LGA is put at 256,908 inhabitants with thevast majority of the area’s dwellers being members of the Opobo and Nkoro tribes. The Ibani language is commonly spoken in the LGA while the religion of Christianity is widely practiced in the area. Prominent traditional rulers in Opobo Nkoro LGA include the Amanyanabo of Opobo while the Agiri festival is one of the many colourful festivals held in the area.


Opobo Nkoro LGA has an average temperature of 25 degrees centigrade and has several rivers and streams flowing through its territory. The LGA witnesses two distinct seasons which are the dry and the rainy seasons with the LGA hosting large forest reserves. The average humidity level in Opobo NkoroLGA is put at 79 percent.


Large deposits of crude oil and natural gas are found in Opobo Nkoro LGA with the activities of oil mining companies contributing massively to the economy of the LGA. Farming is also an important economic activity in Opobo Nkoro LGA with crops such as oil palm, plantain, banana, and sugar cane grown in the LGA. Other important economic activities in Opobo Nkoro LGA include fishing, trade, and lumbering. Popular markets in Opobo Nkoro LGA include the Queens Town Market.


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